Sleep Apnea Treatment
New York

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Do you wake up in the mornings feeling tired, even after you have had a good night’s sleep? You might be suffering from a condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects 24 to 31 percent of men and 9 to 21 percent of women in the United States. It is estimated 10 million people remain undiagnosed. 50 percent of cases are reported in people who are over the age of 40. Overweight people and men, in particular, are more prone to this sleep disorder.

Our New York sleep apnea treatment will go through its process to detect and resolve the issues causing the problems. It may be hard to detect because while it causes broken sleep, the patient may or may not wake up fully from sleep. Our specialists are trained to address sleep apnea specifically.

Causes of sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA):

OSA, or obstructive sleep apnea is a very common form of sleep disorder. Those who have OSA find that their airway collapses partially or even all the way while they are sleeping. If the person sleeps on their back, gravity may even cause their tongue to fall back into their throat. This would then narrow the airway even further, limiting the amount of oxygen entering the lungs. This narrowed airway is the main cause of snoring, since the tissue in the back of the throat vibrates. If you have an apnea, it means that your airway becomes completely closed off and thus your breathing temporarily stops.

Central sleep apnea (CSA):

The brain and heart work together in harmony to maintain proper oxygen levels. But if there is a problem between this connection, the brain is unable to send a signal to the body to breathe. People with heart, kidney, or cerebrovascular disease suffer from CSA.

Those with OSA often find that they wake up many times during the night because they momentarily stop breathing. When the body realizes that it cannot get oxygen through the airway, it wakes you up so you can begin breathing again. If this occurs multiple times during the night, it can cause severe sleepiness during the day.

Mixed sleep apnea:

This is caused when there is an obstruction in the airway as well as no signal to the body (by the brain) to breathe.

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Are you suffering from sleep apnea?

If you have noticed that you snore, or if a loved one has mentioned that you do, you may suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can leave you feeling tired and unrested in the mornings. A dry mouth or a sore throat when you wake up in the mornings, frequent urination at night, morning headaches, and unexplained tiredness during the day are all symptoms that should not go ignored.

About Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Signs of OSA:
  1. Continuous or loud snoring
  2. Shortness of breath or choking while you sleep
  3. Headaches when you wake up or in the morning
  4. Sleepiness or tiredness during the day
  5. Difficulty concentrating
Those at risk:
  1. People who are overweight
  2. People who are hypertensive
  3. Males with a neck size of 17 inches or more
  4. Females with a neck size of 16 or more inches
  5. Men over the age of 40
  6. Women over the age of 50
Risks of OSA:
  1. High blood pressure
  2. Heart attack
  3. Stroke
  4. Pre-diabetes and diabetes
  5. Depression
OSA Treatments:

PAP, or positive airway pressure therapy, is used to prevent or reduce the side effects of OSA and is the most common treatment for the apnea. All forms of PAP therapy keep the airway open while you are sleeping. The mask sends a steady stream of air into your lungs. This airstream keeps your airway from closing, which will allow you to sleep throughout the night. It is extremely important that the mask make a tight seal or the therapy will not work.

Other treatments involve losing weight for those who are overweight and even lifestyle changes, such as avoiding alcohol or quitting smoking.

Treatment of sleep apnea at NYBG Sleep Lab

If you suspect that you have sleep apnea or suffer from any of the symptoms described herein, we suggest that you pay a visit to NYBG Sleep as soon as possible.

When you visit NYBG Sleep, our specialists will consult with you to understand your symptoms better. We will conduct comprehensive testing leading to a diagnosis of your condition. Once we diagnose you, our sleep apnea treatment in New York will begin.

Our specialists will work with you to find a solution that best suits your diagnosis and condition. There are several options to treat obstructive sleep apnea. We will discuss all your treatment options with you so, you can make an informed decision regarding what treatment you would like to proceed with.

Types of Treatment

Non-surgical treatment could include:
  • Weight reduction
  • Changing sleep positions
  • Using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device
  • Using dental devices to ensure the airway is unobstructed during sleep

Surgical treatment includes undergoing a septoplasty, which successfully opens blocked nasal airways.

If you suffer from central sleep apnea or mixed sleep apnea, you will need to be properly diagnosed. Our specialists will need to eliminate the cause of the condition before they can decide on a treatment plan. Your treatment plan will, in most probability, require a multidisciplinary approach.

Lifestyle changes that help reduce the symptoms of sleep apnea

As well as visiting NYBG Sleep, cutting down on alcohol, quitting smoking, avoiding sleep medication, and losing weight will help you deal with this problem.

It’s important to remember that although sleep apnea is a severe medical condition, it is treatable. Our team of specialists delivers the best sleep apnea treatment New York has to offer. We are standing by to help answer any questions you might have or to assist you in scheduling a consultation.

If you have any concerns, questions, or comments or would like to schedule a consultation at NYBG Sleep Lab please feel free to give us a call or schedule a consultation online. Let us help you with any sleep difficulties you may be experiencing!